April 15th marked a significant occasion that the Catholic Diocese of Taichung held the 50th Anniversary in Providence University. Bishop of Taichung Diocese, also known as the Board Chairman of Providence University, Martin Su, expressed his gratitude to God for His loving guidance in the past fifty years. Many students from Taichung Diocese presented several distinguished programs to express their joy and thankfulness, and brothers and sisters from Daegu Church of Korea also came to Providence University to celebrate this joyful occasion together.
The string orchestra of Stella Matutina Girl's High School raised the curtain of celebration with their skillful performance. The following are the Bununs choir with their amazing voice, and heart-touching Taiko Drum performance presented by St. Coletta's Training Center. Moreover, Viator Catholic High School, Holy Savior High School, Di Li Catholic Church and Zhong Zheng Catholic Church had wonderful presentation during the celebration as well.
As a Catholic university, Providence University is committed to contribute to society and care for the needy. Through the alliance with NIA, we hope students and professors will apply their expertise and provide professional assistance to immigrants in the areas such as communication, counseling, advocacy and education. Recently, the professors of Department of Cosmetic Science have been teaching the method of making soap and essential oil for immigrants in order to equip them to develop employability skills.
Bishop of Taichung Diocese Martin Su announced there will be a series of activities hosted this coming year, such as social caring, Diocese visit, seminary on mission work history, support for the disability services center as well as holding a music concert. Bishop Su also appreciated the consistent support from our catholic schools (Providence University, Stella Matutina Girl's High School, Viator Catholic High School, Holy Savior High School and Yu-Jen Elementary School) for the disadvantaged groups such as the elderly, mentally challenged children, foreign employees and immigrants. Through these community services and voluntary works, we show forth God's love and kindness.